One of the major frustrations I had when I first started learning kizomba and urban kiz was the lack of structure of different moves and concepts that were being taught. Having structure is crucial to being able to first understand what makes kizomba kizomba, and then figure out the steps I needed to take to actually make progress.
In retrospect, I realized that many of my frustrations came from the fact I was learning from talented dancers but not the necessarily the best teachers. A few things that frustrated me about the instruction I was getting was:
After years of blindly trying to figure out the things I needed to focus on, I realized what would have been awesome at the beginning of my kizomba journey would have been a comprehensive approach to teaching kizomba across different skill levels. In the academic world these approaches to teaching different subjects are called pedagogies. And you are in luck, because as a member with Learntokiz, you will have access to videos based on my on going experience to minimize feeling lost or unsure of what to improve and learn next.
Our videos inside Learntokiz are based around 8 core modules.
Since May 14, 2014 when I got let go from my IT job, I've done a lot as a danceprenuer in the kiz scene that have given me invaluable experience and insights. My main source of income has come through teaching, I've been blessed to be able to travel about 30 - 40 weekends on average every year to teach at weekenders, festivals, congresses, workshops, focus groups, intensives and more in almost every province in Canada, throughout the US, Mexico and also several times in Europe. To my knowledge, I am the first full time kizomba instructor in the United States.
Over the years of trying to spread kizomba, I've also become decent at DJing which gives me a unique perspective on understanding music and teaching musicality.
I also organize the largest urban kiz festival in the western hemisphere, the Neo Kizomba Festival, where we have hosted 500+ attendees in 2018 and 2019. At our 2019 event I brought the first 3 level (novice, intermediate, and all-star) Jack and Jill competition to the urban kiz genre. I also have organized the North American division of kizomba competition known as the Olympiads.
I also host the The Dance Your Heart On Fire Podcast where I have interviewed mostly kizomba instructors and their journeys, I am super close to almost 100 podcasts.
So when I say I have a ton of kiz experience for kizomba and urban from many different perspectives, it is not an understatement. =)
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